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Fire in Delhi Metro, DMRC says case of "pantograph flashing"

Updated on: 28 May,2024 10:17 AM IST  |  New Delhi
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A video of the incident also went viral in which fire is seen emanating from the top of the train. The train was heading towards Vaishali around 6:21 pm today.

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Fire in Delhi Metro, DMRC says case of "pantograph flashing"

On Monday evening, while the metro was stopped at the Rajiv Chowk metro station, a small fire started in it. A video of the incident that showed flames coming from the train's top went viral as well. At roughly 6:21 p.m. yesterday, the train was moving towards Vaishali.

Regarding the incident Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) released a statement and said, "In reference to a viral video in which a minor fire is seen emanating from the roof of a train, this is to clarify that the incident pertains to a train at Rajiv Chowk station heading towards Vaishali around 6:21 pm today."

"The extant incident was the case of pantograph flashing which occurs at times due to some external/foreign material getting stuck between OHE and pantograph and poses no safety threat or hazard to passengers. However, the exact cause will be further investigated in this case," added the statement.

"The affected pantograph was immediately put out of service and the train continued its onward journey as usual after around 5 minutes of troubleshooting with the remaining pantographs of the train," DMRC said further in the statement.

(With Inputs from ANI)

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